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James Brown Style Riff Using the Dorian Mode

By Darren DeFranco


Hey funk fans,

We’ve got a killer James Brown style riff for you in today’s lesson. The Dorian mode is known to be super funky because of the raised 6th degree. It’s all about knowing which notes to bounce between and knowing how to apply a funky groove. This riff should get you started in seeing the funkier side of the Dorian mode!

Enjoy the riff guys!


Master this riff and you’ll be good to go.


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